Insight on the News

Insight on the newspaper is a magazine specializing in General topics.

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 20, May 28

A Letter from the Editor
Dear Readers, At one end of a solemn walkway built in Arlington, Va., by the Freedom Forum is a glass monument. At the other end are remnants of the Berlin Wall. Both are symbols of the worldwide sacrifice for liberty. It doesn't come cheap. ...
Big Labor Relentless in Bashing Bush
Big labor devoted the vast majority of its political resources to bashing President George W. Bush during his first 100 days in office -- even though almost 40 percent of union members voted for Bush in the last election -- according to Stefan Gleason,...
Bowled over by McCool's
The Golden Bowl ... One Night at McCool's ... Two films released the same week but eons apart in sensibility, they are a study in the changes that have swept society. No two films could be more disparate than The Golden Bowl, the new costume drama...
Can Tiger Be Tamed?
Despite his talents, tougher courses and hot-shot players will test the Woods juggernaut. Tiger Woods is creating a jaded breed of golf fans. Since Woods added an outrageous fourth consecutive major to his collection at the 65th Masters, followers...
Democrats Kill Bipartisan Spirit
The Democratic leadership doesn't seem to be able to accept the fact that George W. Bush won the election as they continue their bitter opposition to all Bush-administration proposals. Such memories of the 1960s and 1970s as flared, magenta-colored,...
Dining in with Capital Punishment
The final-meal tradition has a long and curious history. In the U.S., some condemned prisoners opt for a bite of junk food, while at least one chose mom to cook his last supper. With painfully ostentatious flair, and attired in an inscrutably related...
Discardable Patients
Some critics fear that bioethlcs may be undermining the sanctity of human life. The Hippocratic oath may be on its deathbed, succumbing to a fatal disease called bioethics, according to Wesley J. Smith, a lawyer and antieuthanasia activist. Smith...
Education Notes from a Better Past
Thomas Arnold, who lived from 1795 to 1842, was one of those 19th-century larger-than-life Englishmen such as Charles Dickens, William Gladstone or Alfred, Lord Tennyson, who helped define what it meant to be British more than a century ago. As headmaster...
Evans Teaches Art and Science of Journalism
M. Stanton Evans and the National Journalism Center continue to train aspiring reporters to recognize the substance of a story the better to inform their readers. Stan Evans is a longtime movement conservative whose commitment to that cause goes...
Extremist Groups Target Businesses and People
Virulent environmental and animal-rights activists have inflicted tens of millions of dollars in property damage, operating in small cells anonymous not only to the public but to one another. As fire bombings and arson attacks increase in frequency...
Federal Bucks Get Low Grades
Increased spending is not the answer to America's educational problems, according to an important new study by the American Legislative Exchange Council. It's education, stupid! And now that President George W. Bush has given his top priority to...
Forecasts, Interest Rates Headline G-7 Summit
Well what do you know? Just as the central bankers and finance ministers from the Group of Seven (G-7) industrialized nations were gathering in Washington, and half-ready to cry uncle, what does the U.S. economy do but abruptly look brighter. And all...
Grassley Questions Rossotti's Ties to AMS
Prompted by Insight's stories about potential conflicts of interest, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley of Iowa is asking IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti if his picks for the IRS' top-paying positions have any ties to the company...
Ho Chi Minh's Love Child
Rumor carried Nong Duc Manh to the top of the Communist Party of Vietnam. Some say his political skill is not the only thing bears an uncanny resemblance to Uncle Ho. The British were rounding up communist agents in the Asian ports of their empire...
Latest Trends: Old Bowling Shoes and Guard Llamas
Llamas guarding businesses in the Windy City! Old and ragged bowling shoes as the latest in must-wear styles! Trends of the new millennium? Maybe not, but who knows? Here are the stories. Make up your own mind. In Beavercreek, Ohio, a town of 35,000...
Minorities Gain Ground
Hispanics pass blacks in population, one of several surprises from the '00 census. Whites remain by far the largest racial group in the United States, but their grip on that majority status is at historically low levels, according to U.S. Census...
Newspaper's Split Personality Evident in Coverage of Arsenic in Drinking Water
The Wall Street Journal long has suffered from a split personality with its liberally slanted newsroom and its strongly conservative editorial staff. Many conservatives read the Journal mainly because its editorial pages provide valuable factual information...
NOW's Membership and Budget Are Grossly Overinflated
For years Patricia Ireland's National Organization for Women (NOW) has trumpeted that it runs on an annual $10 million budget and has 250,000 members. As a result of that membership and budget it claims to be the pre-eminent women's group in the country....
Packin' Heat
A new bra doubles as a holster where women can hide a gun and pepper spray. It hasn't shown up in the sexy lingerie catalog but, in the perplexing world of ladies' unmentionables, the SuperBra is the undergarment that may win a coveted spot in fashion...
Political Whodunit: The Mole or the Trickster?
A June 4 trial is scheduled in federal court in Austin, Texas, for Juanita Yvette Lozano, a former George W. Bush campaign insider accused of stealing a potentially damaging debate-preparation videotape and copying 120 pages of confidential campaign...
Practicing Faith under Fire
Courageous Christians in Indonesia, North Korea and the Sudan are facing hardships of biblical proportions for their beliefs -- including slavery, imprisonment and execution. Christina's Christmas was a little different last year. In December 2000,...
Pro-Choice Movement Hitches Its Wagon to Knight in Tainted Armor
If you haven't heard the name of Dr. James Scott Pendergraft yet, you might soon. He is the latest cause celebre of the abortion-rights movement. Pendergraft, a Florida abortion provider, was one of the distinguished speakers to take the mike at...
Reading between the Lines: Future Shock?
In a nation that often gets giddy with delight over scandal, there's a four-star eruption being overlooked: Our resourceful land utterly is failing to teach its children to read -- a grotesque deficiency. About all it evokes, however, is an occasional...
Sleep Sickness
Americans increasingly are suffering from sleep deprivation, with very serious consequences at work and at home. Insight uncovers the latest research on sleep. There's trouble in dreamland as more than 40 million Americans are turning tired eyes...
Symposium
Q: Is there a biological basis for race and racial differences? Yes: Differences between the races are shown to be real by growing scientific evidence. For the last 20 years my research has focused on differences between the three major races,...
Taiwan Can't Shake Hands with China's Iron Fist
In a recent Washington Post interview, Jiang Zemin, the ultimate decisionmaker for the People's Republic of China (PRC), explicitly ruled out any final cross-strait arrangement other than Beijing's "one country, two systems" formula. This formula expressly...
The XFL Disaster
The struggling league needs to refine its image after a horrendous first season. So when exactly did things begin to go wrong for the XFL? Most theories point to Feb. 3, its opening day, when a full year of Vince McMahon-fueled hype dissolved into...
U.S. Threatened with EMP Attack
A new commission will examine how to defend the U.S. against a nuclear electromagnetic-pulse attack that could destroy all our electronic and communications systems. Back in 1990, when he still was secretary of defense, Dick Cheney appeared before...
Waste & Abuse
The Perils of Playgrounds Provoke Concern In less than the time it takes to read this informative little item, some innocent child somewhere in the United States will have fallen off the monkey bars and gotten a boo-boo. In fact, playground accidents...